A Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is used to identify special education and related services and develop or modify a behavioral intervention plan.
Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS)
Supporting Children With Mental Health and Behavioral Needs in Special Education: Positive Behavior Intervention Plans
A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) can be part of an initial evaluation, a re-evaluation or a stand-alone assessment. Parents or guardians may also request a comprehensive evaluation at any time to update information about the child.
A child with challenging behavior who has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), should have positive behavioral interventions included to help reduce challenging behaviors and support the new behavioral skills to be learned through the IEP goals. These interventions should be specific strategies that are positive and proactive, and are not reactive and consequence-based.
Encourage Your Child’s Positive Behavior and School Success: Creating a Home Plan With School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
A Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) can be used at school and at home to help teach your child positive behavior skills.